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can to much black pepper affect your throat

Posted by Carol

my husband loads his food with lots of pepper both black and the hot shot pepper and he is always clearing his thorat sounds like he has a frog in his throat.
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Interesting question. It sounds like your husband is having mucus buildup in his throat when eating black pepper.  However, it could also be the food he is eating that is causing the mucus.  In that case it would indicate a sensitivity to the food he is eating

But if it IS the Black Pepper here are 2 contradicting scenarios.

1)Black pepper helps dissolves mucus. It is used in some remedies to help with that.

2)Black pepper is also acidic.  When taken in large quantities it could be offsetting his mineral balance and create mucus.


Hard to say.  Try and have him go without black pepper and hot shot pepper for a week and see if he still clears his throat while eating.  

Feel free to contact me if you have any more questions.  

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